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Baseball odds preview - Texas vs. Chicago

Texas RangersChicago White Sox
May 16, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Odds

21-19TEAM RECORD17-24

The visiting Rangers hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at U.S. Cellular Field against the Chicago White Sox.

Colby Lewis, with a record of 3-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Rangers, while the White Sox trot Edwin Jackson to the mound in this one. He is 3-4 so far in 2011.

View Texas vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the White Sox in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -130 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 9 (White Sox) and the No. 3 (Rangers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rangers rank No. 7 in the American League at 8.6 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Chicago owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 6-rated defense.

Texas won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Angels on May 15. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Texas rolled to a 5-4 win against Los Angeles on Sunday, as C.J. Wilson and the Rangers' bats led the team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

In their last action, Chicago was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Chicago at +142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago rolled to a 4-3 win against Oakland on Sunday, as Mark Buehrle and the White Sox' bats led the team to victory at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Rangers at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games on the road
Texas is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Texas
Chi White Sox are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games

Next up:
Texas at Chi White Sox, Tuesday, May 17

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